P.O.V.: After Tiller

About This Episode


A deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of former colleague Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas — and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. After Tiller explores the highly controversial subject, and presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. The film also examines the desperate reasons women seek late abortions.

Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique look at one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they’ve done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.